1979 Cricket World Cup statistics

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This is a list of statistics for the 1979 Cricket World Cup.

Team statistics[edit]

Highest team totals[edit]

The following table lists the ten highest team scores during this tournament.[1]

Team Total Opponent Ground
 West Indies 293/6  Pakistan The Oval, London
 Pakistan 286/7  Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham
 West Indies 286/9  England Lord's cricket ground, London
 Pakistan 250  West Indies] The Oval, London
 West Indies 244/7  New Zealand Trent Bridge, Nottingham
 Sri Lanka 238/5  India Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester
 England 221/8  New Zealand Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester
 New Zealand 212/9  West Indies Trent Bridge, Nottingham
 New Zealand 212/9  England Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester
 Australia 197  Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Batting statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

The top five highest run scorers (total runs) in the tournament are included in this table.[2]

Player Team Runs Matches Inns Avg S/R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s
Gordon Greenidge  West Indies 253 4 4 84.33 62.31 106* 1 2 17 3
Sir Viv Richards  West Indies 217 4 4 108.50 74.06 138* 1 0 13+ 4+
Graham Gooch  England 210 5 5 52.50 63.82 71 0 2 18 4
Glenn Turner  New Zealand 176 4 4 88.00 56.05 83* 0 1 12+ 0+
John Wright  New Zealand 166 4 4 41.50 50.00 69 0 1 16+ 0+

Highest scores[edit]

This table contains the top five highest scores of the tournament made by a batsman in a single innings.[3]

Player Team Score Balls 4s 6s Opponent Ground
Sir Viv Richards  West Indies 138* 157 11 3 [ England Lord's cricket ground, London
Gordon Greenidge  West Indies 106* 173 9 1  India Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
Zaheer Abbas  Pakistan 93 122 8 1  West Indies The Oval, London
Collis King  West Indies 86 66 10 3  England Lord's cricket ground, London
Bruce Edgar  New Zealand 84* 167 8 0  India Headingley Stadium, Leeds

Highest partnerships[edit]

The following tables are lists of the highest partnerships for the tournament.[4][5]

By wicket
Wicket Runs Team Players Opposition Ground
1st 138  West Indies Gordon Greenidge Desmond Haynes  India Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
2nd 166  Pakistan Majid Khan Zaheer Abbas  West Indies The Oval, London
3rd 108  England Mike Brearley Graham Gooch  Australia Lord's cricket ground, London
4th 71  Australia Andrew Hilditch Graham Yallop  Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham
5th 139  West Indies Sir Viv Richards Collis King  England Lord's cricket ground, London
6th 40  India Sunil Gavaskar Kapil Dev  New Zealand Headingley Stadium, Leeds
7th 52  Pakistan Asif Iqbal Wasim Raja  England Headingley Stadium, Leeds
8th 41  England Derek Randall Bob Taylor  New Zealand Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester
9th 43  England Bob Taylor Bob Willis  Pakistan Headingley Stadium, Leeds
10th 27  India Srinivas Venkataraghavan Bishan Bedi  West Indies Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
By runs
2nd 166  Pakistan Majid Khan Zaheer Abbas  West Indies The Oval, London
5th 139  West Indies Sir Viv Richards Collis King  England Lord's cricket ground, London
1st 138  West Indies Gordon Greenidge Desmond Haynes  India Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
1st 132  West Indies Gordon Greenidge Desmond Haynes  Pakistan The Oval, London
1st 129  England Mike Brearley Geoff Boycott  West Indies Lord's cricket ground, London
2nd 126*  New Zealand Glenn Turner Geoff Howarth  Sri Lanka Trent Bridge, Nottingham
3rd 108  England Mike Brearley Graham Gooch  Australia Lord's cricket ground, London
1st 100  New Zealand John Wright Bruce Edgar  India Headingley Stadium, Leeds
1st 99  Pakistan Sadiq Mohammad Majid Khan  Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham
2nd 96  Sri Lanka Sunil Wettimuny Roy Dias  India Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester

Bowling statistics[edit]

Most wickets[edit]

The following table contains the five leading wicket-takers of the tournament.[6]

Player Team Wkts Mts Ave S/R Econ BBI
Mike Hendrick  England 10 5 14.90 33.6 2.66 4/15
Brian McKechnie  New Zealand 9 4 15.66 30.5 3.07 3/24
Asif Iqbal  Pakistan 9 4 17.44 31.3 3.34 4/56
Chris Old  England 9 5 17.44 38.6 2.70 4/8
Michael Holding  West Indies 8 4 13.25 30.7 2.58 4/33

Best bowling figures[edit]

This table lists the top five players with the best bowling figures in the tournament.[7]

Player Team Overs Figures Opponent Ground
Alan Hurst  Australia 10.0 5/21  Canada Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
Joel Garner  West Indies 11.0 5/38  England Lord's cricket ground, LondonHeadingley Stadium, Leeds
Chris Old  England 10.0 4/8  Canada Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester
Bob Willis  England 10.3 4/11  Canada Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester
Mike Hendrick  England 12.0 4/15  Pakistan Headingley Stadium, Leeds

Fielding statistics[edit]

Most dismissals[edit]

This is a list of the wicketkeepers who have made the most dismissals in the tournament.[8]

Player Team Matches Dismissals Caught Stumped
Deryck Murray  West Indies 4 7 7 0
Wasim Bari  Pakistan 4 7 6 1
Warren Lees  New Zealand 4 6 6 0
Kevin Wright  Australia 3 5 5 0
Bob Taylor  England 5 4 4 0

Most catches[edit]

This is a list of the outfielders who have taken the most catches in the tournament.[9]

Player Team Matches Catches Max
Asif Iqbal  Pakistan 4 4 2
Alvin Kallicharran  West Indies 4 4 2
Mike Brearley  England 5 4 2
Jeremy Coney  New Zealand 4 3 1
Clive Lloyd  West Indies 4 3 2
Sir Viv Richards  West Indies 4 3 1
Sadiq Mohammad  Pakistan 4 3 2
Mike Hendrick  England 5 3 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cricket World Cup: Highest Totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  2. ^ "Cricket World Cup: Highest Run Scorers". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Cricket World Cup: High Scores". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  4. ^ "Cricket World Cup: Highest partnerships by wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  5. ^ "Cricket World Cup: Highest partnerships by runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  6. ^ "Cricket World Cup: Most Wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  7. ^ "Cricket World Cup: Best Bowling Figures". ESPN Circinfo. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  8. ^ "Cricket World Cup: Most Dismissals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  9. ^ "Cricket World Cup: Most Catches". ESPN Circinfo. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 

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